The one day conference about stories and storytelling is back for the sixth year.
What is The Story is a celebration of storyland and everyone and everything who dwell within it, whatever form they may take. Written, spoken, acted, played, whispered, projected, orchestrated – any way you can think of how to share a story, it may be here. There’s nothing about theory or selling, it’s pure storytelling for you to immerse yourself in.
Stories can make us angry or sad, happy or awed by wonder. Is it possible to feel that all in one day? Who knows – but you can find out:
When and Where:
Friday, February 20th 10am – 4pm at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL.
Speakers announced so far can be found here.
Early Birds tickets are sold out and Last Chance tickets are not yet on sale – but standard tickets (£65) can be booked here. £5 from each ticket sale will be donated to The Ministry of Stories.
People across Kent had their favourite things included in a specially commissioned Wellbeing poem with the help of poet Dan Simpson.
For two weeks via social media, residents sent their thoughts and feelings on what aids their wellbeing to Dan, who incorporated them into verse. Whether it was enjoying luscious food like Brie and cranberries, surprise presents, or a brisk walk along the beach with a favourite pet, the suggestions were many and varied.
The LitFest is once again delighted to be working in partnership with Ideas Test – the creative people and places project for Swale and Medway – in a new literary project called Wandering Words.
Higham Writers present a selection of amusing and spooky readings, surprising anecdotes, stories and sketches at Shorne Village Hall for their Ninth Annual Showcase.
An innovative new collaboration between Ideas Test, Swale CVS and ourselves is set to help teenagers in Swale boost their wellbeing.
The Travelling Talesman returns to Medway on the 1st November from 7:30pm, after his wonderfully successful appearance at the Good Intent this May. He will be telling dark tales of wizards and witches, spells and enchantment in the atmospheric Fort Amherst Gatehouse.
The Rochester Literature Festival is proud to present its second annual festival, Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know.
We’re delighted to be opening this year with an hilarious and heart-warming one woman show with actress Sunny Ormonde – the outrageous Lilian Bellamy from BBC Radio 4’s The Archers, the world’s longest running soap.
Enjoy poetry and story telling in the informal and chilled environment of some of Rochester High Street’s cosiest cafes.
We have decided that the site specific theatre event was not quite ready to run on the 4th October and have decided to postpone it.
In its place we will be running a Creative Retreat in the Bishop’s House and would like to invite writers, poets, artists and other creatives to join us. Bishopscourt is a wonderfully inspiring place offering all sorts of spaces to write, draw and collaborate. (No messy work though!)
To book tickets please visit the Eventbrite page here.
A mad mix of the unusual and quirky is in order for the finale for this year’s festival.
It was Lady Caroline Lamb who gave Byron the lasting epitaph of Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know, and we know our line up for this final event will not disappoint.
17Percent presents an evening of new plays for the Rochester Literature Festival.